Quality and Safety

Clinical interruption from healthcare cyberattacks
By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm December 12, 2017
A new report from AMA and Accenture finds phishing is the most common type of attack.
patient engagement
By Jeff Lagasse 02:35 pm December 07, 2017
New research finds patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes with doctors rather than simply reading them.
Leapfrog calls out hospital failure in suit defense
By Jessica Davis 03:43 pm December 06, 2017
Chicago-based Saint Anthony sued Leapfrog in November for giving the hospital an inaccurate grade -- but Leapfrog claims the grade is based on self-submitted data the hospital failed to review.
benefits of transforming bundles to episodes of care
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am December 05, 2017
With algorithms and analytics, first-moving health orgs are reaping alternative payment models to reduce readmissions, incentivize physicians to coordinate care and improve patient satisfaction.

A screen snap of the Mytonomy app. Credit: Mytonomy

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm December 04, 2017
Cloud-based platform keeps patients informed about their condition and care.
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm December 04, 2017
Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas introduced legislation Monday designed to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system.
Meaningful Measures
By Mike Miliard 03:52 pm November 28, 2017
The aim of the core measures is to refocus the agency's regimen of quality metrics on high-quality healthcare and meaningful outcomes for patients, according to the agency.
Cerner go-live in Dublin

Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Alison Cassidy

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm November 28, 2017
Rotunda is the third hospital to implement the Maternal & Newborn Clinical Management System, the first shared EHR system in Ireland.
VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases.
GE Healthcare's new mammogram tech

GE’s Senographe Pristina Dueta mammogram machine. Credit: GE Healthcare

By Bernie Monegain 05:44 pm November 27, 2017
The goal is to make screening more comfortable and to curb anxiety.

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